1985 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship

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1985 U.S. Women's Open
Tournament information
Dates July 11–14, 1985
Location Springfield, New Jersey
Course(s) Baltusrol Golf Club,
Upper Course
Organized by USGA
Tour(s) LPGA Tour
Par 72
Length 6,274 yards (5,737 m)[1]
Field 153 players, 62 after cut
Cut 151 (+7)
Prize fund $250,000
Winner's share $41,975
United States Kathy Baker
280 (–8)
Baltusrol Golf Club is located in USA
Baltusrol Golf Club
Golf Club
Location in the United States
BaltusrolGolf Club is located in Union County, New Jersey
BaltusrolGolf Club
Golf Club

The 1985 U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship was the 40th U.S. Women's Open, held July 11–14 at the Upper Course of Baltusrol Golf Club, in Springfield, New Jersey.

Kathy Baker, 24, won her first LPGA Tour event and only major title, three strokes ahead of runner-up Judy Clark (later Dickinson).[2][3] Baker (later Guadagnino) held the lead after 54 holes at 210 (–6), one stroke ahead of Clark and 36-hole leader Nancy Lopez.[1][4]

The 153-player field included 24 amateurs.[5]

The Upper Course previously hosted the U.S. Open in 1936, won by Tony Manero. The U.S. Women's Open in 1961 was played on the more renowned Lower Course, where Mickey Wright won the third of her four titles.

Final leaderboard[edit]

Sunday, July 14, 1985

Place Player Country Score To par Money ($)
1 Kathy Baker  United States 70-72-68-70=280 –8 41,975
2 Judy Clark  United States 71-75-65-72=283 –5 21,700
3 Vicki Alvarez  United States 72-69-71-75=287 –1 16,800
T4 Janet Coles  United States 72-69-71-76=288 E 10,854
Nancy Lopez  United States 70-70-71-77=288
T6 Sally Little  South Africa
 United States
73-70-74-72=289 +1 7,498
Penny Pulz  Australia 75-74-70-70=289
T8 Jane Geddes  United States 74-75-69-72=290 +2 5,893
Betsy King  United States 71-73-71-75=290
Ayako Okamoto  Japan 72-74-73-71=290


  1. ^ a b Cimino, Rich (July 14, 1985). "Newcomers atop Open's leaderboard". Eugene Register-Guard. Newsday. p. 4C. 
  2. ^ McDermott, Barry (July 22, 1985). "Opening in high style". Sports Illustrated: 28. 
  3. ^ Jenkins, Sally (July 15, 1985). "Baker shakes off pressure to win Open". Eugene Register-Guard. (Washington Post). p. 1C. 
  4. ^ "Lopez's putter makes her day at the Open". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. July 13, 1985. p. 1C. 
  5. ^ "Lopez off to good start in U.S. Women's Open". Eugene Register-Guard. Associated Press. July 12, 1985. p. 3E. 

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Coordinates: 40°42′18″N 74°19′41″W / 40.705°N 74.328°W / 40.705; -74.328